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The travelers

February 28, 2010

The travelers abound–not the ones who plan vacations to far away places, but the ones who are always plotting an escape route like a needle to a vein. The travelers break hearts by shutting them out of duffle bags and backpacks. They should bear a warning sticker: Keep Away or Proceed At Your Own Risk or Shallow: Diving Prohibited.

She spent a lifetime chasing travelers, convincing herself of safety in the middle of their dissatisfied maelstrom. It took years to learn the ones to seek were those who kept close to home, traveling the landscape of the heart.

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